Family:Whitney, John Linus (s1822-1850)

From WRG
Jump to navigationJump to search

John Linus Whitney, parentage unknown, was born say 1822, and died 1850. No death record has been found.

He married, say 1848, Mary Amanda Whitlock, daughter of John and Lucy Esther (Starr) Whitlock. She was born about 1825, said 10 May 1825, CT, and died 10 Jan 1905, Marion, IN, aged 79 years 8 months, of chronic dysentery.[1] She was buried in Ansonia, OH.

She married secondly, between 1865 and 1870, Daniel B. Shattuck, son of Abner and Lydia Abbot (Batchelder) Shattuck. He was born 20 Dec 1821, Temple, NH, and died 4 Jan 1895, Greenville, OH. He had married firstly, 3 Jun 1847, Oppenheim, NY, Elizabeth Margaret Robinson.

"John Linus Whitney, killed by a robber when John was on his way back home from the gold fields in California. His bag of gold, worth $75,000, was stolen. His wife, the former Mary Amanda Whitlock of Ct., while waiting for him in New York State, gave birth, posthumously to their son, John Linus Whitney; born 14 Dec., 1850. Need information on this family. Somewhere between 1850 and 1859, Mary Amanda Whitlock Whitney married Daniel Shattuck (from New Hampshire). These two moved to Darke Co., Ohio with Mary Amanda's father, John Whitlock and his wife. With them were a James Whitlock and wife Sarah. This James was about 15 years younger than Mary Amanda, so this may have been her brother (unless her father had married twice)."[2]

Children of John Linus and Mary Amanda (Whitlock) Whitney:

i. John Linus Whitney, b. 14 Dec 1850, NY (posthumous); m. Margaret K. Replogle.


Daniel B. Shattuck was also a Whitney descendant. His line is Daniel B., Abner, Abraham, Jeremiah, Jeremiah, Samuel, Ruth3 (Whitney) Shattuck, John2, John1.

Daniel B. Shattuck (indexed as "David B. Shattuck") was listed as widowed in the 1865 New York state census, Oppenheim, NY, so he must have made his second marriage after that, location unknown. He and his first wife had four children: Sarah Rosalinda, James Abner, John Milton, and Jane Elizabeth "Jennie". Only Jennie is found in Ohio (and later Indiana).


529 519 John Whitlock 58 M - Farmer $1000 $175 Connecticut Lucy " 54 F - Do James W. " 15 M - N.Y. Attended school John L. Whitney 9 F - N.Y. Attended school [sic]

  • 1860, Mary (Whitlock) Whitney not found.
  • 1870, Brown, Darke Co., OH, page 4/17:

23 23 Whitlock, James 25 M W Farmer $3000 $100 New York Male citizen over 21 -----, Sarah R. 21 F W Keeping house New York Whitlock, John 68 M W Works on farm Connecticut Male citizen over 21 -----, Lucy E. 64 F W Lives in family Connecticut Shattock, Daniel 45 M W Cattle broker New Hampshire Male citizen over 21 -----, Mary A. 44 F W Works in family Connecticut -----, Jane E. 10 F W At home New York

  • 1880, Brown, Darke Co., OH, page 51B:

Daniel Shattuck 57 Self M M W NH Carpenter MA NH Mary A. Shattuck 55 Wife F M W CT Keeping house CT CT Jennie Shattuck 20 Dau F S W NY At home NH CT

54 61 Whitney, John L. Head W M Dec 1851 48 mar 28 New York New York Connecticut Gass Leaser, Owns mortgaged house -----, Margaret Wife W F Mch 1849 51 mar 28 5ch 4liv Ohio Ohio New York -----, Arnella Dau W F Sep 1873 26 sgl Ohio New York Ohio School teacher -----, John C. Son W F Jan 1875 25 mar 0 Ohio New York Ohio Clerk -----, Eugene J. Son W M Jul 1882 17 sgl Ohio New York Ohio Clerk -----, Mary J. Dau W F Sep 1885 14 sgl Ohio New York Ohio At school Shattuck, Mary A. Moth W F Oct 1824 75 wid 5ch 4liv Connecticut Connecticut Connecticut


1.^  Indiana Death Certificates, 1899-2011, from

2.^  Whitney Whistler, Volume 7, Number 3.

Copyright © 2016, Robert L. Ward and the Whitney Research Group.